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Campbellsville hires new coordinator for bivocational Christian ministry

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Campbellsville University has hired David Sandifer as coordinator of the school’s Center for Bivocational Christian Ministry, the university has announced.

As coordinator, Sandifer will work with Campbellsville’s school of theology in planning and arranging courses for associate degree programs in Christian ministries. He will also consult with the center’s advisory group and coordinate the production of marketing materials and mailings for the center.

“Rev. David Sandifer is a gifted individual whose wealth of experience will serve well the work of the Center of Bivocational Ministry at Campbellsville University,” said John Chowning, vice president of church and external relations and executive assistant to the president. “His years as chaplain, work as a local church pastor and commitment to enabling the large number of bivocational ministers are among the reasons that he has been asked to assume this important role.”

Sandifer earned a bachelor’s degree in religious education from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., in 1970. He earned a master of religious education degree in 1974 and a master of divinity degree in 1977, both from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1988, he received an education specialization in curriculum and classroom instruction degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

After pastoring churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and New York, Sandifer has served as pastor of Mountain Creek Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., since 1993. He also served as senior staff chaplain for the U.S. Army and as an instructor for the Army Chaplain Center and School.

Sandifer’s wife, Jacquelyn, is assistant professor of criminal justice at Campbellsville.

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